L-PRES Project: KWSG Flag-off Distribution of 3,000 PPE To Livestock Farmers, Value Chain Operators.

The Kwara State Government has flagged-off the distribution of  3,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to livestock farmers and value chain operators in the State.

The programme  which was held at the State Ministry of Agriculture headquarters in Ilorin had in attendance, the State Commissioner for Women Affair, Chief (Mrs.) Afolashade Oluwakemi, Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties, Alhaji Abdulrasaq Jiddah, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Women Affair, Alh. Okanlawon Olarewaju Musa, Representative of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Maiyaki Madu, Livestock Farmers, Butchers Association and other livestock operators. 

Flagging off the event, The State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq  said the programme is part of the government deliberate effort to enhance the safety of livestock farmers, protect the health of value chain operators from zoonotic disease and improve livestock business in the State.

The Governor, who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties, Alhaji Abdulrasaq Jiddah affirmed that the programme was made possible due to the prompt payment of the State counterpart funds for the project and the Governor's purposeful leadership style that has been helping in attracting developmental project to the state.

Mallam AbdulRasaq assured livestock farmers his administration commitment to further improve the sector and the wellbeing of the people in livestock business in the State.

On her part, the State Commissioner for Women Affair, Chief (Mrs.) Afolashade Oluwakemi admonished the beneficiaries to judiciously use the items, and guide against any acts that may derailed the government genuine intention by not sell the items.

In his remarks, the State Chairman Butchers Association, Alhaji Salihu who appreciated the governor for deeming it fits to recognised the livestock sector contributions to the development of the State, added that the items would further enhance their efficiency in the business.

In his earlier remarks, the State project Coordinator, Mr. Olusoji Oyawoye said the event is a demonstration of the commitment of His Excellency, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq to the wellbeing of the populace, adding that the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment would ensure the safety of livestock farmers, butchers, meat processors, and other livestock value chain operators in their daily activities.

The Coordinator, who appreciated the State Governor for the support to the activities of the L-PRES Project towards the development of livestock sector in the state, assured that the state project coordination office would spared no effort in ensuring efficient implementation and timely delivery of the projects in the State.

Yusuf Ganiyu Adebisi 
Project Communication and ICT Officer 
Kwara L-PRES

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